FAQ

On this page, we answer frequently asked questions.

How can I Join TNG?

Most new colleagues start at TNG either directly after graduating from university or completing their doctoral studies, or after gaining some work experience.  Newcomers tend to start as software consultants, developing software and offering advice to clients.  However there is also the possibility to undertake an internship or work as a "working student" with TNG.  In addition, entry is also possible to one of our internal departments; e.g., Recruiting, Finance, People & Events, or Internal IT.

What does a Typical Workday Look Like

With the exception of Techdays, our Software Consultants are embedded in their project team, usually at the customer site or in our own offices. Our employees spend most of their working time on software development. Here, the setting can vary greatly, so there is no typical working day. In some engagements, we are fully responsible for individual projects or features with a large team, in other engagements we are strongly integrated into the existing IT department of the customer. Furthermore, there is a huge bandwidth, starting with one-man projects up to large teams with more than 25 employees from TNG. We try to avoid one-man projects as much as possible; in general, we work in a team, preferably using agile methods.

How Long will I, as a Software Consultant, Work on a Given Customer Project?

Our customer projects often have a duration of several years, but this does not mean that our consultants stay on a project for its entire duration. Usually a project change happens after 2 to 3 years. However, this strongly depends on the customer project and the preferences of the individual consultant.

How are Projects Assigned at TNG?

During the application process we find out more about you and your abilities. On the basis of your previous experience, we build up a comprehensive picture of your knowledge. We add your personal wishes and preferences to this picture and match this information with the current needs in our projects. This results in a fit between your profile and our project needs that is as optimal as possible. Usually, our consultants work on one project at a time, and not on several projects simultaneously.

How Important is Experience in Software Development?

We do not recruit for specific projects and therefore do not have any focus on individual technologies or programming languages. For us, the aim for constant personal growth and the enthusiasm to learn something new are far more important than to have 10 years of experience in a specialized field, which may not allow for flexible planning. On the other hand, the degree of implementation work is quite high in our business, so some development experience definitely will not hurt.

Can I Work at TNG as a Strategy Consultant?

Pure strategic projects or jobs in IT management are rare with TNG. Our recommendations to our clients are usually also implemented by us as well. Therefore, the proportion of implementation is quite high, with roughly 70% of our activities falling into the field of software development. A clear separation between strategy consulting and software development does not exist – every cosultant enters here as a Software Consultant.

How High is the Workload?

Here at TNG, we take the 40 hour week seriously, so overtime is rare. If some does occur due to project needs, the hours can be compensated with free time or monetarily.

How Frequent is Travel?

Travel is limited to a minimum, due to our project focus on the greater Munich area. This leaves time for family, friends and hobbies – work and private life are balanced.

Is it Possible to Work in Projects Outside of Munich or Abroad with TNG?

Currently, our offices and most of the projects are limited to the locations in Unterföhring and Munich. In addition to this, we we are working on small projects in Augsburg and Karlsruhe. All in all, we try to keep the projects as local as possible to avoid travel time. Therefore, a foreign assignment with us cannot be realized at the moment.

What are the Training Opportunities at TNG?

For continuous training, each consultant attends up to two times per month our Techdays, at which colleagues - and also external speakers - give talks and offer workshops on technical and other relevant topics. Furthermore, we encourage participation in external training, conferences and certification, and support colleagues with the potential to improve their knowledge of German by financing their language courses. Hence, up to 10% of a consultant's working time can be invested in further development and training.

In addition to these offers, our employees learn especially from more experienced colleagues during their work at the project. In order to achieve this we use, among other strategies, Pair Programming and Code Reviews.

Is it Possible to Submit an Unsolicited Application at TNG?

Please do! Simply upload your documents here or send us your documents via email: work(at)tngtech.com.

How we handle applicant data can be found here.